Spring is abounded and with it follows matrimonial bliss. As blushing brides to be excitedly begin to imagine their big day and get to work on all the nitty-gritty details, bridesmaids dresses are at the top of the to do list. Among the most popular colors for spring and summer weddings is light blue.
Light blue bridesmaid dresses account for much of bridal shop’s retail sales. Often associated with clear skies, the heavens and picturesque waters, light blue has a calming effect that other colors lack. It elicits feelings of restfulness, serenity and joy. Light blue coloring has historically been known to be a favorite of artists as it allows them to project distance and art lovers often state they feel a sense of hopefulness when gazing at blue pallets. It is then no wonder that many brides choose this cool, refreshing color for their bridesmaids.
Because light blue is so pleasing to the eye, it works well on many skin tones and can be flattering on various body shapes. Many of the current light blue bridesmaid dresses being sold are knee length or just below the knee, though this color looks fabulous at any length. Satin material is quite spectacular in this color. Many fashion designers do warn to stay away from fabrics such as chiffon however in this color because they have a tendency to lack elegance and look cheaper than other, richer fabrics available on the market.
The name light blue itself sounds rather restricting, however in the light blue family there are myriad of shades for the bride and her wedding party to choose from. For a soft look sans glow choose a pool or powder blue, especially if an accent color will also be considered. Baby blue is a bit brighter but still offers subtly, while electric blue is still a lighter shade but pops for that little something special. Periwinkle, often mistakenly categorized within the purple family is beautiful and photographs well in both daylight and dimmer, night time lighting.
Because light blue bridesmaid dresses are simple and elegant, accessorizing is easy and your creative mind is free to wander. Dress it up by adding bold, contrast colored accessories in shades of yellow, brown or gold, all of which are complimentary or add just a dash of white for a clean, conservative finish.
This color also works well with prints and patterns. Add a sparkling shoe with a touch of silver for pizzazz or greenish-gold to bring out the undertones. Baby’s-breath flowers in a bouquet or intertwined within hair makes for a pretty finish and lovely pictures.